BronxWorks

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BronxWorks Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good entry level job, but not much else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BronxWorks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to feel like you're very involved in helping low income people in the Bronx. There's also a decent employer match for retirement funding

    Cons

    The organization lacks an analysis of the causes of poverty and lacks an identity outside of government subcontracting. There's little room for growth and the executive management is notorious for micromanaging and mistreating employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture of the organization to reflect the values you claim to espouse for program participants. Focus more on leading in the Bronx rather than just following the dictates of alphabet organizations like HRA, DYCD, DFTA, OCFS, DHS, etc. Increase salaries and terminate senior management with a documented history of racism, sexism and anger management issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to build your resume

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I worked at BronxWorks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good salary, depending on program
    - Opportunity to gain experience in hands-on social work

    Cons

    - Upper management out of touch, favoritism
    - Tied to contract/funding agency, no room for innovation
    - Unprofessional workplace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passionate but mismanaged

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BronxWorks

    Pros

    My co-workers really care. Most of the people offering direct services are incredibly passionate and committed to their clients. This passion is what keeps me here.

    Cons

    Senior staff seem to be unhappy, over-worked and unprofessional at times. Organization as a whole seems poorly managed and disorganized.

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  5.  

    Bronx Works is an ok Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BronxWorks

    Pros

    The opportunity to help people learn on the way to reduce at-risk behaviors. Improves your level of empathy for people of different backgrounds.

    Cons

    The cons I have about this Job were due to personality and not the company itself.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Worked at BronxWorks for seven years and was promoted twice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BronxWorks

    Pros

    They are great at training people. It's an ideal place to work if you don't have much experience and want to get your feet wet. If you do well and express interest, they will find a way to promote you as there are many different types of jobs.

    Cons

    A lot of top management has been there for years and hasn't realized that the company has grown and needs to change with the times. They promoted people who were successful when the company was small, they are no longer successful but they have a lot of influence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    So much emphasis on the day-to-day, the organization forgets the other factors that appear in the workplace.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at BronxWorks

    Pros

    You are surrounded by capable people
    Organization will pay decent wages
    Allows appropriate time off
    HR knowledgable of HR laws

    Cons

    Creativity is stifled by management
    There is no unification amongst departments
    HR is off site whcih contributes to lack of work culture
    Employees are generally unhappy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abandon top-down management structure
    Give serious thought to the cultural aspect of the various departments
    Teach mid-level managers to support, not antagonize, line staff

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Very Established Non-Profit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at BronxWorks

    Pros

    *Very well-known in New York City
    *Offers many different services and chances to explore many parts of social services
    *Often promote from within
    *Decent benefits package
    *Ever-expanding
    *Top performer in many citywide services

    Cons

    *Very long hiring process
    *Favoritism, especially in recognition and promotion
    *Departments can be very centralized with not enough staff cohesion
    *Program coordinators are usually given more credence than clients or line staff
    *Can be too concerned over meeting benchmarks as opposed to employee and client satisfaction
    *Not enough cohesion between departments
    *Tendency to play the "blame game" when targets are not met, even if they are unrealistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that this organization would be better if there were more cohesion between different departments within the agency. I also believe that certain managers are allowed to say in place even if they have a lot of trouble interacting with their subordinates. There is a tendency for managers at every level to blame line staff for poor performance in meeting targets even if it is due to a client's lack of cooperation or motivation or very clearly unrealistic goals.

    Doesn't Recommend

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